Picnic Site, Shelter & Field Rentals

Picnic sites, covered shelters, and recreational fields are a great home base for a small get-together or family gathering. Designated picnic areas within state parks are available on a first-come, first-served basis or available by reservation. Please contact the regional park office directly or email DEM.RIparks@dem.ri.gov for questions.

Picnic Site
Lincoln Woods State Park

Reservable Sites

Advance payment for reservations is required within 10 business days; upon the receipt of payment (cash, check, or money order accepted), a permit for the site will be issued. Reservations not paid within 10 business days will be canceled. Permit fees are non-refundable. The cost for single picnic sites with one table and one fireplace is $5/day; covered shelters differ from park to park and range from $75/day to $100/day, depending on the number of picnic tables and fireplaces included with the shelter. Rental costs for recreational fields vary depending on the size and location of the field.

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Locations with Reservable Sites

Location: Prosser Trail, Charlestown.

What's Available: 1 picnic pavilion with 6 tables.

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About Burlingame State Park Picnic Area

Location: Route 114, Bristol

What's Available: 51 multi-table picnic sites, 3 covered shelters, 1 ceremonial chapel area

Note: the location of some sites at Colt have changed as of 2020; patrons are advised to check the desired location in person before making a reservation.

Reservations: 401-253-7482

Location: 1095 Ives Road, Warwick

What's Available: 156 multi-table and single picnic sites, 4 covered shelters including the Carousel Shelter, 11 fields

Reservations: 401-884-2010

About Goddard Memorial State Park

Location: 2 Manchester Printworks Road, Lincoln

What's Available: 92 single picnic sites, 4 covered shelters, ball field


About Lincoln Woods State Park

Location: 151 Pulaski Road, Chepachet

What's Available: 2 covered shelters.

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About Pulaski State Park & Recreation Area